Television The Expanse (TV Show)

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Yeah, if I had to guess an abuser out of that group it’d have been Drummer.
There's a video of him doing a behind the scenes look at the show and there was a moment where he comes across Holden hanging out on set. There seemed to be tension between em and now I wonder if this stuff was part of it.
 

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Not exactly a fan of trial by twitter, but having looked through some of the stuff he comes off as a pretty creepy fecker at best, and obviously if there's any substance to the allegations of actual sexual assault he needs to be fecked off and dealt with by the courts.

Purely as a viewer of the show, his is the main character I'd miss the least. The intentionally cringe-inducing wannabe cowboy shtick never really did much for me.
 

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Not exactly a fan of trial by twitter, but having looked through some of the stuff he comes off as a pretty creepy fecker at best, and obviously if there's any substance to the allegations of actual sexual assault he needs to be fecked off and dealt with by the courts.

Purely as a viewer of the show, his is the main character I'd miss the least. The intentionally cringe-inducing wannabe cowboy shtick never really did much for me.
Yup. He's no Ashford and Firefly had better space pilot in Wash anyway.

This type of shit can easily damage whole franchise, fortunately we still have books.
 

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Yup. He's no Ashford and Firefly had better space pilot in Wash anyway.

This type of shit can easily damage whole franchise, fortunately we still have books.
They can just recast him. It worked in GoT (especially in the case of Daario Naharris).

Cutting the entire character cause the actors might be a prick is not cool.

I don't think that it can damage the entire franchise. Anyone except Holden/Naomi can be recast IMO.
 

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They can just recast him. It worked in GoT (especially in the case of Daario Naharris).

Cutting the entire character cause the actors might be a prick is not cool.

I don't think that it can damage the entire franchise. Anyone except Holden/Naomi can be recast IMO.
Sure but imagine for a second Miller, Avasarala or Amos being recasted. This would suck so much 'big felota', it could be actually funny to watch.

Not a fan of the recast thing, but yeah, the show must go on and so does Alex' character who definitely deserve some respect. Good thing is unlike George Martin, Abraham and Ty have bigger influence on the TV show, I'm almost sure they figure this out in both sensitive and intelligent way.

Still no official word from Cas Anvar, I wonder if he'll go full war and sue the living crap out of the victims to save any career left for him. The more this being dragged through days/weeks/months, the more it will turn into drama and that's not a good thing. Just shame it happened to Expanse of all sci-fi shows.
 

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Sure but imagine for a second Miller, Avasarala or Amos being recasted. This would suck so much 'big felota', it could be actually funny to watch.

Not a fan of the recast thing, but yeah, the show must go on and so does Alex' character who definitely deserve some respect. Good thing is unlike George Martin, Abraham and Ty have bigger influence on the TV show, I'm almost sure they figure this out in both sensitive and intelligent way.

Still no official word from Cas Anvar, I wonder if he'll go full war and sue the living crap out of the victims to save any career left for him. The more this being dragged through days/weeks/months, the more it will turn into drama and that's not a good thing. Just shame it happened to Expanse of all sci-fi shows.
Their response was pretty immediate too.
 

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Oh well, I liked him but if he gotta go.... he gotta go.
 

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Season 5 has already been shot and is in post-production so that'll be a massive ball-ache for the producers. Not sure how they can do anything other than re-shoot his scenes but it would probably be hard to do them without them looking terrible - and cause big delays.
 

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Is there a scheduled release date for the new series? Can't they just release it, then sack him?
 

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Their response was pretty immediate too.
Many thanks for this. When he says '...people who have the power to make decisions.' sounds like they they're really trying to boot his arse from the show with immediate effect.

At some point, this may snowball into something bigger, from what people are writing on Reddit, the significant part of Comic Con culture is infested with actors who use it precisely for predatory grounds.
 

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Is there a scheduled release date for the new series? Can't they just release it, then sack him?
Only speculations - December and there were talks about releasing it even earlier, but that was before the recent can of shitstorm happening.
 

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He's the least interesting character on the show, for me.

I could write a paragraph on the arcs of all the other leads. But I'd struggle to say anything more than a sentence for Alex. Even his backstory is boring.

Recast him with Sayid from Lost.

"You look different"
"New haircut"
"Okay"
 

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He's the least interesting character on the show, for me.

I could write a paragraph on the arcs of all the other leads. But I'd struggle to say anything more than a sentence for Alex. Even his backstory is boring.

Recast him with Sayid from Lost.

"You look different"
"New haircut"
"Okay"
:lol:

They have CGI techniques to change face features, but it still technically would be Cas Anvar looking like Sayid from Lost.
 

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Many thanks for this. When he says '...people who have the power to make decisions.' sounds like they they're really trying to boot his arse from the show with immediate effect.

At some point, this may snowball into something bigger, from what people are writing on Reddit, the significant part of Comic Con culture is infested with actors who use it precisely for predatory grounds.
Here's the follow-up.
 

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He's the least interesting character on the show, for me.

I could write a paragraph on the arcs of all the other leads. But I'd struggle to say anything more than a sentence for Alex. Even his backstory is boring.

Recast him with Sayid from Lost.

"You look different"
"New haircut"
"Okay"
I'd be fine with this. That's be a big upgrade
 

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He's the least interesting character on the show, for me.

I could write a paragraph on the arcs of all the other leads. But I'd struggle to say anything more than a sentence for Alex. Even his backstory is boring.

Recast him with Sayid from Lost.

"You look different"
"New haircut"
"Okay"
It's going to be tough replacing the guy that just sits in a chair and talks to a screen.
 

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Let's go! Cant wait for this. Weekly release schedule too, much prefer it.
 

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Woohoo! I need my Miller fix.

I guess nothing came of the internal Cas Anvar sexual assault investigation?
 

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Reddit says investigations are still ongoing, but he was the only major cast member not at an event today. And that he was featured minimally in the trailer; haven‘t watched so can’t say.
 

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I was wondering when filming for this was done to release it but its seem to have just been wrapped up before the pandemic started in February.

New big production shows/seasons are still trickling through but it's going to be interesting around the new year to see what comes out as I imagine most the stuff completed before lockdown and gone through post production would be drying up now..
 
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Reddit says investigations are still ongoing, but he was the only major cast member not at an event today. And that he was featured minimally in the trailer; haven‘t watched so can’t say.
Ah, okay. Thanks for the info.

I haven't watched any previews either; going in blind this time.
 

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Still to finish season 4. It was at about that season that I realised I didn't actually particularly care about any of the characters and I'd only been watching for the story and the space exploration.